Rockingham IGA fined $45,000 for Food Act breaches

Rockingham IGA. Google Maps.
Rockingham IGA. Google Maps.

ROCKINGHAM IGA has been fined $45,000 for Food Standards Code non-compliance.

Owner Adrian DeMattia said it had been a “harrowing” time at the store, but they had “turned the corner.”

The IGA store, on the corner of Parkin Street and Railway Terrace, was convicted of five breaches of the Food Act from June 20, 2018 to July 11, 2018.

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The convictions were for selling food past its useby date and failing to:

  • clearly identify food that was held and kept separate for disposal, as food that
    was or may not be safe or suitable,
  • maintain a food premises to a standard of cleanliness,
  • maintain equipment to a standard of cleanliness, and
  • maintain a food premises in a good state of repair.

Mr DeMattia said all matters had been rectified to the City of Rockingham’s satisfaction.

“We have stringent systems in place to ensure these issues do not happen again,” he said.

“The City of Rockingham did an inspection a few weeks ago and were happy with what we are doing.”

Rockingham IGA was ordered to pay $2218 in costs.